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    Gary Hallgren Air Pirates Funnies #2 Cover and Color Separations Original Art Group (Hell Comics, 1971). Mickey and Minnie have their stash stolen by the Bat, in this notorious Disney parody cover art. The story of the Air Pirates crew has been told many times, but it's important to remember that this two-issue series was the subject of a bitter and long-drawn-out lawsuit by the Walt Disney Company; of course, the big guys won, and this comic was forced out of existence. For all the trouble it causes, this cover is actually a very loving and faithful tribute to the cover of Big Little Book #1153 "Mickey Mouse and the Bat Bandit." This group includes the original ink over blue pencil base artwork of the masthead logo and main characters; the exquisite orange sky and purple mountain background is represented by a set of hand-drawn color separations. There is a black line acetate overlay that was created at a later date. The color seps are originals. A note tells us these separations were drawn at a later date, but if they are recreations, Hallgren certainly did an outstanding job making them look 100% authentic. The main artwork has an approximate image size of 11.5" x 17". Overall condition is Very Good. The base art was featured in the 2009 museum exhibit and catalog book Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix, by James Danky and Denis Kitchen. From the Eric Sack Collection.

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